HTML Blockquote Tag

HTML Blockquote TagThe HTML Blockquote Tag <blockquote> is used to classify a section which is quoted or taken from another resource.

HTML Blockquote Tag can be used whenever we wish to quote text or information from other resource.

HTML Blockquote tag is a closed tag and needs closing HTML Blockquote Tag </blockquote>.

Note: Browsers usually tend to indent the elements and text within the Blockquote HTML Tag.


HTML Blockquote Tag Syntax

<blockquote cite=”URL”>
Some text from other resource
</blockquote>

HTML Blockquote Tag Example

HTML Blockquote Tag Code Output
</pre>
<h1>Computer</h1>
<pre>
 Below is the quote from Wikipedia Website on Computer</pre>
<blockquote cite="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer">
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer">
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer </a>
A computer is a general purpose device
that can be programmed to carry out
a finite set of arithmetic or
logical operations.
Since a sequence of operations
can be readily changed,
the computer can solve more than
one kind of problem.</blockquote>
<pre>
Computer Below is the quote from Wikipedia Website on Computer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer
A computer is a general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations. Since a sequence of operations can be readily changed, the computer can solve more than one kind of problem.

The above HTML Blockquote Tag example renders the text (taken from Wikipedia Website) in a indented form as we have wrapped the content in HTML 5 Blockquote Tag.

Also, note the usage of the Blockquote HTML Tag’s Cite Attribute.


HTML Blockquote Tag Attributes

HTML Blockquote Tag Attribute Value Description
cite URL Defines the location of the resource being quoted.

HTML Blockquote Tag support all HTML Global Attributes and HTML Event Attributes

HTML Blockquote Tag Supporting Browsers

S. No. Browser Supported(Yes/No)
1 Internet Explorer Yes
2 Firefox Yes
3 Google Chrome Yes
4 Opera Yes
5 Safari Yes

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